Brilliant thanks for your advide Jen... We are quite inexperienced to be completly honest but starting our travels in four weeks so hopefully would of learnt alot by the time we arriive in India. I think as long as we do some pre research we should be fine it's just a little worrying when hearing so many different stories from people.
pepper spray, just as a precaution ...since you are in a fairly large group with a guy as well, you will be ok.
i much preferred the beaches in south goa- palolem,colva etc...not as crowded and not as spoilt as the more popular ones--anjuna(the original hippie beach of the 70's), calangute etc...the only beach i liked in north goas was vagator...in goa, you can hire bikes/mopeds etc at relatively cheap prices so transport shouldnt be a problem...a lil to the south there is this place called hampi..in karnataka...a small town which i really loved.if you do have the time, make a lil trip there too!
i am currently in brisbane and if you guys are around this neck of the woods and want to catch up for a beer, lemme know aight? i can tell you of numerous other places to visit in india///to the uninitiated, there is this novel called shantaram by gregory david roberts which apart from a good read, gives you a foreigners insight on india!!
Absolutely you will be fine Bex, as you say, do your research, keep your wits about you, and most of all enjoy yourselves!
I spent many years travelling through India with my friend . We used the trains and by feet for all our travel. It was very easy and convenient. Just a couple of tips I would recommend just based on our experience. In advance book - the railways is super busy in India so may not always get the right day .There are quite a few different classes.It depending on when you travel/class etc, they are not as cheap as you may think but cheaper than flying, but your budget seems adequate anyway.
so now enjoy! and it is an amazing country because in india diffirent-2 type's people live. OK thanks.
Many years .. that must of been an experience and a half !! Thanks for the advice alot of people are saying the same so will bare it all in mind.
Hi buddy,the travel guy is just trying to rip you off,trust me its damn easy to book anything in india and you can plan it by urself very very easily...
makemytrip.com is the best website for hotels/flights.
whatever u do..do not get ripped off by people looking to make some easy money off whites.
hey there im from India and living in china now...i wud b planning for a trip to India in feb...so we can catch up as im also travelling solo...mail me on -snip-
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India is a great country undoubtedly and big congratulations that you have decided to visit here. You can easily get your tickets booked for Goa after reaching Delhi. There are lots more to explore here. There are also many travel companies from which you can get your tickets booked easily or can get a total package also like -snip-
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sure why not when u arrive to delhi just check out the airlines agents there at airport and directly book the tickets
have a safe journey
Thanks everyone all a great help.. I will save the websites you say are usefull and plan as we go I think.
I'm not being ripped off by STA I know there out to make money and I'd rather plan my own route anyway!